Definition of Conflict


  • a disagreement or argument about something important
    "he had a dispute with his wife"
    "there were irreconcilable differences"
    "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
    - difference of opinion
  • opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)
    "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"
  • an incompatibility of dates or events
    "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"
  • a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
    "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"
    "a conflict of loyalties"
  • a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
    "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  • opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
  • an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"


  • go against, as of rules and laws
    "He ran afoul of the law"
    "This behavior conflicts with our rules"
    - run afoul
  • be in conflict
    "The two proposals conflict!"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble conflict

88 unscramble word found using the letters conflict.

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